Region 14 State Support Team will be offering a workshop at Region 14 – Hopewell Center (5350 W. New Market Road, Hillsboro, Ohio [google maps] [mapquest]) on using Free Google Apps to support learning for Students with Disabilities in the general curriculum.
The workshop will be split into two parts. Part One will be on Monday, October 24, 2011. Part Two will be on Monday, November 7, 2011. Both sessions will be from 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.
The following topics will be covered:
- Part I
- Reading text from scanned (printed) pages
- Creating personal and class calendars
- Creating a website for your class
- Maintaining a private class blog
- Using Word Prediction
- Electronic Formative Assessments
- Part II
- Creating digital scrapbooks
- Using Interactive 3-D Models
- Engaging in Collaborative Writing
- Supporting Research Strategies
The goal of these workshops is to give teachers, teacher teams, and administrators some tools they can use right away to improve and support access to the general curriculum for their entire class, especially students with disabilities.
This workshop is open to school staff in Region 14 (Adams, Brown, Clinton, Fayette and Highland Counties), and is free of charge.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Does my school have to already be using Google Apps for Education for me to attend?
A: No, your school does not have to already be using Google Apps for Education for you to use the tools we will be reviewing. If your school is not using Google Apps for Education, Google’s Terms of Service requires that students be at least 13 years of age to use many of the apps.
Q: Do I need a Google Account to attend?
A: Yes, you will want to already have your own Google account set up and ready to use when you arrive for the first workshop. This is free, and takes only a few minutes to do. Get a Google account now if you don’t already have one!
Q: Can I bring my own laptop?
A: Yes, you can bring your own laptop (PC or Mac)! You will need to be able to connect it to the Internet. Free wi-fi will be available. You will need administrator level access to install some of the apps.
Q: Should I bring my iPad?
A: Most of the apps and features we will be using do not work on the iPad or similar devices.
Q: Will food be served?
A: Coffee, tea, and water will be available. A meal will not be served at this workshop.
Q: How do I register?
A: Registration will be via the STARS system.
Q: What if my question isn’t answered here?
A: Contact Michael Roush (937-393-1904 x136, firstname.lastname@example.org) regarding your question, and we’ll get you an answer as quickly as possible.